2014 DUES

After 11 years the club is raising membership dues to $7.00. 2014 dues can be paid anytime at Thurs. Greeting Table; Bingo; Bunco; Wed. Night Cards; Coupon Group; Mahjongg & Line Dance; or mailed to 1089 S. Patrick Dr., SB, 32937

Around the Club November & December

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our November and December members!


SOMETHING’S FISHY When I retired from my job as a Registered Nurse in an Emergency Room, i decided it would be a great idea to join a club and do some fishing. I always liked to fish, but had trouble finding the time, and this would “get me out there”.

So, when I contacted the 55 Plus Club and asked to join their fishing club, they told me they didn’t have one. WHAT! We’re on an island surrounded by an ocean, two rivers and two inlets, in the fishing capital of the world, and we don’t have any organized fishing?? No fishing club? So. i decided to start one, and that was about 6 months ago.

Our club is still pretty small, with a lot of folks attending when they are in town. No matter, Snowbirds or regulars, all are welcome. Nor does it matter if you are an experienced fisherman (lady) or not. Our meetings are very informal, and our club objectives are the same as the 55 Plus Club objectives, namely Friendship, Education, Fun and Relaxation. We do not enter contests or tournaments, and most of our fishing trips are free or very low cost.

At the meetings you will get a chance to talk about your fishing experiences and learn about some of the tips and techniques that have been working for other folks. We learn from each other, both at the meetings and in the field. The club will provide an opportunity to fish in venues that may be new to some members, such as surf fishing or fishing the area’s lakes. We also offer talks on the different types of fish that live here in Florida, some of which may be unfamiliar to folks from other parts of the Country.

There is a reason why Florida is called The Fishing Capital Of The World. The ocean, rivers and inlets, bays and lakes are literally LOADED with fish. When we are out there we often see schools of them that are hard to believe. And, of course, we are only seeing the top.

Also, there are so many different kinds of species of fish available to us. Visitors to the area often remark that they are used to 2 or 3 different so-called “target species”, that is, type of fish that you’re TRYING to catch. Up North, it’s “Musky” or bass. But down here, we have LOT’S of choices on the same day, in the same place. You literally never know what you’re going to pull up.

And some of the critters that are swimming around in these waters are big, really big. I recently saw a young man pull a 4 1/2 foot spinner shark out of the surf, take a couple of pictures, and then try to put it back without loosing a hand! He made it OK. (Don’t worry, if you do catch a shark there will be plenty of folks around that will help you.)

In addition to having fun, fishing offers the added benefits of a nice, relaxing day in the beautiful Florida sunshine, fresh air, nice company and FOOD. Most of the fish we target are great to eat. What’s not to Like? (True, you may have to learn to bait your own hook, but my wife seems to even get around that!)

So, please join us. The club meets on the second THURSDAY of each month at the Schechter Center at 1 PM. Hope to see Y’all there. Contact me for more information at 321/773-4647 or jomagelo@aol.com.

The Old Stinky Fisherman,


What is – COMMUNITIES FOR A LIFETIME? CFL is a statewide initiative to provide seniors the resources for them to stay in their home longer. CFAL encourages a healthy lifestyle, focusing on issues of concern to seniors. Occasionally the City of Satellite Beach offers informative seminars under the CFAL umbrella and at some of these, a light lunch is served.

MEDICARE – 411 (A CFAL program) Medicare enrollment choices are some of the most  important decisions you will ever have to make. Get the facts you need at this educational event designed to give you the most accurate and up-to date information available. You have so many choices to get great healthcare, be sure you’re making the right choice for you! Thursday,November 21 12:30pm at the DRS Community Center and a Light lunch is provided. RSVP 773-6458.

COUPON GROUP This group meets on the 3rd Wed. of the month at the SB Library from 2-3pm. The SB Library is also collecting manufacturer coupons to send to our overseas service men and women. They will even accept expired coupons (up to 6 months), a drop off container is also located in the lobby of the DRS Center. Read a few great “saving” stories from some members of the group:

    • Publix BOGO, plus manufacturer coupons allowed one member $8 worth of items for $1.50.
    • Before Using their CVS card, plus manufacturer coupons, plus a $5 CVS coupon from a previous purchase, this person paid $3 for $15 worth of merchandise.
    • Using manufacturer and store coupons to buy pet food resulting in a substantial savings for another person.

Coupon questions can be directed to Terry at 773-7705.

CRIBBAGE Betty Boman continued her cribbage prowess on Thursday, Oct. 17th, at cards by “skunking” both LaVerne and Jerry in the same game. Skunking is a cribbage term meaning besting your opponent(s) by more than 30 points.
We play most Wednesdays at 6PM and Thursdays at 9AM at the DRS Community Center. Come join us for a game or two. Contact me for more information at 777-3460 or gnordling@cfl.rr.com ~ Gerald Nordling.

Walking Come walk in air conditioned comfort every Tues., Wed., & Thurs. at the DRS  Community Center Gym from 8:00am to 10:00am. Get exercise, make friends and have fun! 

Ellie Wehrmann

Line Dance The Tuesday afternoon line dance group had a wonderful birthday celebration with Ellie Wehrmann who turned 99 on Sept. 11, 2013…… , she grew up in  Cicero, Ill., a suburb of Chicagoher maiden Eleanor Oak.  We all love Ellie and her spunk and her desire to keep on movin’ and joining us on Tuesday afternoons for dancing and fun.

CHESS ANYONE? Weekly opportunities to brush up, improve & play chess are available for adults. Call Dick at 777-0255 to find out more information. Must be a 55+ Club member.


The 55 + Clubʼs nominating committee recommends the following members as officers for the 2014 year. Approval/Voting will take place at the annual meeting & holiday celebration on Dec. 12th, 2013.

  • President-Marty Hindsley
  • Vice President- Jill Blakeway
  • Treasurer- Linda Burson
  • Recording Secretary- Joan Spencer
  • Corresponding Secretary- Laverne Johnson
  • Member at Large- Susie Dyer
  • Membership- Louise Stevenson

Fall Lectures

FIT announces a diverse, six-part, fall lecture series. Lectures are open to the public & suitable for any adult seeking the college experience without the homework & stress. Lecturers include a former NASA astronaut, and noted scientists & professors from FIT. The presentations will be held late afternoon and early evening two Tues. a month at the
Harris Community Aud. next door to FIT Foosaner Art Museum.

Lecturers cover a variety of subjects, such as Fl. climate and global warming, and range from marine biology topics to poetry,art & jazz (with live performers). Lecturers are $20 each and includes  refreshments. A complete list of programs is located at www.fit.edu (go to Continuing Education and click on Lifelong Scholar Program). If you register on line, use the “FALL05” code for $5 off. You may also call Tammy Murray at 674-8382

The Lifelong Scholar Society

The continuing education program located at FL. Tech Campus is offering a lecture series presented by Fl. Tech Professors on a variety of subjects. A light lunch is included. The Fall program dates will be published in the 55+ newsletter and on flyers  located in the DRS lobby. This is a great program for all seniors who are looking for mentally stimulating & interesting lectures. Contact Marty Hindsley at 777-8313; or martinhindsley@yahoo.com for more info.

Fall Harvest Festival Picnic

The Oct. Autumn Harvest Picnic date has been changed to Oct. 18th
(not the 19th) and will be held at the Pelican Beach Park, 12noon.
Please mark your calendars and tickets are now on sale for $5.00 per
person. Tickets are a “must” and must be purchased by the Sept.
30th deadline. Tickets are available at Mon. Bingo; Wed Mahjongg,
Thurs. Greeting Table, Wed. Evening Cards, Coupon Group and at Line

The picnic planning committee has lots of fun in store for you!
The menu includes hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans, potato salad
& drinks – plus dessert. Games and music will keep you entertained
and laughing. Door prizes are included. Bring some extra cash for a
Chinese Auction with great bidding items. Don’t miss out! Get your
tickets quick, as spaces are limited.